Pimlico Meeting Opens Wednesday: Over 00,000 to be Distributed in Stakes and Purses during Fifteen Days of Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1918-04-28


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PIMLIC0 MEETING OPENS WEDNESDAY Over 00,000 to Be Distributed in Stakes and Purses During Fifteen Days of Racing. Baltimore. Mil.. April 27. — The greatest tlior nughhreds of the strongest eastern stables wil gather at the old Pimlicn track this week for the May meeting of the Maryland Jockey Club, which will begin on Wednesday to continue to May 17 — fifteen racing days all told. One hundred and ten thousand dollars will lie distributed in stakes ami purses in the course of these fifteen days of racing. which will be marked bv the running of the Freak ness. with 5,000 added, one mile and an eighth; the Pimlico Spring Handicap. ,000 added, on* mile and seventy vards; the Green Spring Valley Steeplechase. ,000 added, two miles; the Spring Juvenile. ,500 added, four and a half furlongs; the Pimlico Nursery. ,500 added, four and a hall furlongs, and the" Aspirant Plate, a five-eighths subscription event for two-year-olds, transferred to Pimlico from Piping Rock in which the Maryland Jockey Club will add 00 in plate. Pimlico will offer the highest grade of racing ever seen in the spring of the year in Maryland. The brilliant performers of various ages that have been named for these stakes and the runners that will take part in the numerous overnight races, tlu values of which will range from 00 to ,500, in every instance added nionev. are ready for the colors. Exceptionally propitious training weather during the last six or eight weeks of the winter months and better than average training weather since the first of April have enabled the trainers of the establishments thai wintered in Maryland, New Jersey. The District of Columbia and on I.oiig Island to send their charges along at a clip not often reached before the end of May. The Preakness, in which the Woodlawn Vase, the most famous of Americas competitive turf trophies, will lie offered by Edward H. Bradley, of the Idle Hour Stud of Kentucky, whose Kalitan won it last year, when he defeated Al M. Dick. Fruit Cake and ether brilliant three-year-olds, will attract a bettei field than either the Belmont or the Lawrence Realization has brought to th" post in many years. Among the three-year-olds that are training for the Preakness in the east, at Pimlico. Ben niug. Havre de Grace, in New Jersey and on Long Island, are August Belmonts Lncullite; Papp, winner of the Futurity; Lanius. Tombolo. Rosie OGrady, George Starr, Nepperhnn. Charlie Ley-dicker, Jack Hare Jr., Duke of Devonshire, Mary Maud. John n. Foreground. Hillhamptou, Sungold. Out the Way and one or two others have raced and worked well in the course of the last three or four weeks at Bowie and Havre de Grace. Moreover, William P. Riggs, secretary of the Maryland Jockey Club, had the assurance that Sun Briar. Escoba. War Cloud and Sewell Com lis will all come east for the Preakness after the running of tlie Kentucky Derby, for which they are training. GREAT FIELD FOR SPRING HANDICAP. Potential starters in the Pimlico Spring Handicap are Omar Khayyam, Hourless, Westy Hogan, Cudgel, Ticket. Roamer. Stromtioli, Startling. Philip pic. Hank ODay. Leochares, Bay berry Candle. Crimper. Flittergold. Meteoirte. Hanlierk. Trial by Jury. Ilendrie. Borrow, Rickety. Straight Foward and Corn Tassel. Omar Khayyam. Westy Hogan. Cudgel. Leochares. Hauberk and Flittergold are training for the Pimlico Spring Handicap in Maryland and at Binning. The others are in New York and New Jersey and they are ready to come on. Tlie most famous of the jumpers preparing for the Green Spring Valley are St. Charlcote, Weld-ship. Bet. Town Hall. Gold Bond. Brooks, winner of last falls renewal of the 0,000 Manly Memorial; The Brook, Brentwood, Sun King. Shannon River. Trumpator. Skibhereen and Louvois. And there are many new ones of promise. Stceplechasing will lie one of the most attractive features of the meeting. The management lias arranged for at least one of these spectacular races each day and some days there will lie two. The raising of the value of the Spring Juvenile to ,500 in added money has had the effect of attracting to Maryland juvenile racers tlie like of whit li are not generally seen under colors until the first or second week of June and some of tlie most promising members of the .strongest stables will be seen at the post in it. Of the youngsters that have shown form already. The Wanderer, which, as a yearling, cost 0,000. Iielonging to James W. McClelland. Samuel Ross Ormonda. Harry Payne Whitneys Cresson and Blue Laddie. William Garths Esquimau. C. E. Clements Friseiir. Edward Me-Brides Mrs. Kate Leydecker and one or two others are most in the public eye. Other Spring Juvenile nominators fairly sure to be represented by youngsters of good class are August Belmont. Henry T. Oxnard. Alfred Hennen Morris, Thomas Clyde. A. King Macomlier, Commander Ross. Edward B. Mrfif, John San ford. Wilfrid Viau. George I. Whlener. Joseph K. Widener, W. R. Cof. Edward M. Weld, the Brighton Stable. Richard F. Carman. Maj. E. B. Cassatt, Maj. Gilford A. Cochran. Edward Cehrian. Samuel D. Riddle, Walter M. Jeffords. Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords, Willis Sharpe Kilmer, John Lumsden and Joseph L. Murphy. The Aspirant Plate subscribers are Archibald Rarklie. R. F. Carman, Major Cassatt, F. Ambrose Clark. Major Cochran. W. It. Coe, Mrs. Joseph E. Davis. Samuel D. Riddle, Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords. Frederick Johnson. Willis Sharpe Kilmer. George W. Loft. John E. Madden, the Nassau Stable. Morton L. Schwartz. Wilfrid Viau, George D. Widener and Richard T. Wilson. Jr. The dates fixed by Mr. Riggs for the running of tlie Pimlico stake features are as follows: Pimlico Nursery. May 4: Pimlico Spring Handicap, May 8: Spring Juvenile Stakes. May 8: Green Spring Valley Steeplechase. May 11; Aspirant Plate, May 14: Preakness Stakes. May 15. a

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